Philips unveils two OLED TVs with Bowers & Wilkins Atmos speakers

Philips unveils two OLED TVs with Bowers & Wilkins Atmos speakers
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One of the TV highlights from last summer was the announcement of Philips partnering with Bowers & Wilkins to launch the OLED903 TV with built-in B&W speakers. 

Fast forward one year and we now have two more OLED+ models that leverage that collaboration, the OLED+934 and OLED+984. They are the third and fourth B&W Philips TV ranges following the 903 OLED and 8804 LCD.

Both Ambilight TVs, available imminently, benefit from Philips' third-generation P5 processing engine, which, the company says, reaches new PQ performance levels and brings improved noise reduction, sharpness, contrast and colour accuracy. 

The third-gen P5 adds additional computational power over the original P5, supposedly doubling processing power, and resulting in a 30 per cent picture PQ improvement over the 803 and 903.

Philips promises better overall HDR performance for HDR10 and HDR10+ sources and, for the first time, Dolby Vision content. The engine uses a higher bit resolution to improve dark detail, and processor modes such as Detail Enhancer and Perfect Natural Reality have been improved to produce a sharper, higher-contrast picture.

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While both TVs support Dolby Atmos, the OLED+934 model truly commits to the cause with two 5cm upward-firing speakers aiming to provide a greater sense of scale and height during Atmos content playback – much like the Panasonic GZ2000 TV

The first 2.1.2-specification Dolby Atmos-enabled TV, the 934+ also sports four 3cm mid-range drivers, two decoupled 1.9cm titanium tweeers and a centrally mounted, Flowport-ported 8cm subwoofer.

But "the most advanced sound system ever offered on a TV" is the claim of the OLED+984. Its sound system, mounted in a dedicated cabinet located below the TV, comprises three 10cm mid/bass left, right and centre drivers each inside their own ported enclosure. The 'Tweeter-on-Top' mounting decouples the tweeter from the other drivers for more accurate high-frequency performance.

(Image credit: Philips)

(Image credit: Philips)

The OLED+984 TV is available as a 65in model (£4500), while the OLED+934 sibling comes in 65in (£3000) and 55in (£2200) sizes. 


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.